venerdì 7 dicembre 2012

Glenn Hauser logs December 6-7, 2012

** ASCENSION. 21745-21750-21755, Dec 7 at 1443, DRM noise, fair signal but probably insufficient here. What`s this? Fortunately, ``Ste Cooper`` had posted to the dxldyg:
From the DRM Facebook page
[It seems that FB no longer allows non-members to view anything?]

``"On 7th December the BBC will run a DRM Short Wave transmission from the Ascension Island on 21750 kHz. Between 1200 and 1500 Brazilian time (1000 and 1300 GMT)." In English but directed towards South America?``

That time conversion is wrong, of course, the equivalent UT being 14-17! Is this in Dec 7 HFCC? Of course not! As for English, why not? It`s just a demo, probably for another conference in Brasil promoting DRM over its rivals. IIRC, there are currently no regular DRM broadcasts via Ascension. Remember BYU Radio from SLC? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** CUBA. 900, Dec 7 at 0629 UT, romantic music in Spanish from NW/SE, and guess what, it`s about 1 second or a satellite hop behind // 890 from same direxion, atop nulled WLS. Therefore I conclude these are Radio Progreso, which WRTH 2012 lists as:
900,  50 kW, San Germán, Holguín
890, 200 kW, Chambas, Ciego de Ávila
Note: there are no double-S`s in Spanish: it`s NOT ``Progresso``

** CUBA. 7579-CW, Dec 7 at 1326, cut numbers. ENIGMA
classifies this as M08a, the same station as heard on 5800, 5883, 5898 and many others (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** INDIA. 9452v, Dec 7 at 1333, AIR Aligarh banshee has wandered here from nominal 9470 (where it never lands anymore?), and in the next minute has descended to 9444. Aoki lists: ``9315v AIR National Channel 1320-0043 1234567 Hindi/English 250 188 Aligarh IND 07806E 2800N AIR b12 // 9425`` and not on 9470 --- so perhaps that is the lower edge of its range, 9315 axually heard in BC by Harold Sellers, Dec 1 at 2109.

13710, Dec 7 at 1400 after some nice Indian music, AIR GOS ID and opening `Radio Newsreel`, but right into items with NO theme music! I pined to hear ``Imperial Echoes`` as on the original BBC show of the same name, but that might conjure up unpleasant memories in India. Yet without British rule, AIR would never have mimicked such a program title. 13710 was fair, better than poor // 9690 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** KOREA NORTH [non]. 7595, Dec 7 at 1327, very poor signal in talk, Asian language? Seems tonal, but not if it`s Korean. Heavy RTTY QRM on hi side. HFCC shows 12-14, NEW WRN, 200 kW, 70 degrees from Tashkent, Uzbekistan starting 1 December.

But Aoki shows these two hours as Radio Free Chosun, 200 kW, 71 degrees from Dushanbe-Yangiyul, Tajikistan since Dec 3. EiBi has neither, just Sound of Hope via Tajikistan and matching Firedrake at other hours on 7595 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A [non]. 11840, Dec 7 at 1513, ``Imagine`` by John Lennon, no doubt an anniversary tribute, from VOA `Music Mix` via Lampertheim, GERMANY as regularly heard here. That song is a terrific anthem for the world (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SARAWAK [non]. 15650, Dec 7 before 1400 still no signal from R. Free Kenyalang; however, Ivo Ivanov points out that WRN has registered a new one in HFCC, 15430 at 12-14 UT via ``Kazakhstan``, but he and others were not hearing it yet today; maybe tomorrow (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1646 monitoring: confirmed first airing on WTWW-1, 9479, Thursday December 6 at 2200. And second airing on WWRB, 3195, UT Friday December 7 at 0431:40 after 2+ minute pause following ``amen & amen`` from Pastor Larry Cain in SC. Shux, // 5050 was not on tonight, off for the winter or sporadic? Note: BDXC-UK DX program listing has this on 3215, which is never the case, but 3195.

Next: UT Saturday 0230v on Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB; UT Sunday 0500 on WTWW-1 5830; on HLR, Sat 0630 on 7265, 1630 on 6190. On WRMI 9955, Sat 0900, 1600, 1830, Sun 0900, 1630, Mon 0530, Tue 1200. On WRN via SiriusXM 120, Sat 1830. Many other webcasts; full schedule at (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 570, Dec 7 at 0601 UT, without even trying, ID from KSNM Las Cruces NM again as I tune across. I am beginning to think they are on 5 kW ND day power (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** VATICAN. 6075, Dec 7 at 0619, VR is on in French; and 7250 is on with non // signal, very poor but maybe Portuguese? 3975 is not on air yet. More slipshod operation at SMG: Per HFCC, 3975, 6075 and 7250 are all not supposed to start until 0630 for Latin mass. There is a French broadcast to Africa at 0600-0630 supposed to be on 11625, 13765 only; and Portuguese until 0600 on the same plus 7360, tho 13765 then is Madagascar (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 7575, Dec 7 at 1328-1330+ continuous tone of about 1 kHz. Nothing in any of the schedules except VOA English via Tinang, Philippines at 15-16 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)